Western continues celebrating Earth Day with dumpster dive, plant sale

Sale picks back up Friday morning

Western Technical College in La Crosse Thursday continued its week of Earth Day celebrations.

The day began with Western’s President Lee Rasch dumpster diving for recyclables. The annual dumpster dive aims to shed light on what can be recycled and to see a reduction in the amount of recyclables in the garbage.

Rasch says the amount of recyclable items he found shows how much room for improvement there is.

“It’s part of our mission statement. It talks about promoting a sustainable environment. But you just constantly have to be reminding ourselves and our organization to think first before we discard things,” said Western Technical College President Lee Rasch.

Western also hosted a plant sale. The annual Landscape Horticulture Club plant sale offers a wide range of plants, from spring annuals to hanging baskets and vegetable plants.

The plant sale picks back up Friday morning at 8.